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Reddit thread | "I automated my job over a year ago and haven't told anyone." | Developer discovers a way that they can work for 10 minutes a day from home

'I automated my job': Developer discovers a way that they can work for 10 minutes a day from home

There has been a sharp increase in the recent trend of posts of employees claiming to have automated their jobs as soon as they were asked to work from home or remote full-time. This poster claims to have set up a remote workstation for their tech job. And “in about a week” they were able to “write, debug, and perfect a simple script that performed [their] entire job.” It all just goes back to that old saying, often attributed to Billionaire Bill Gates, “I will always choose a lazy person to do…
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Greatest Hits: IT Head Steals Important Email Address, Sets Off Chain of Events That Get Them Fired

An IT Head saw fit to swipe a long-held email address which set off a domino effect that led to their excusal from their position. This has been one of the top stories that we have seen come out of Reddit's r/talesfromtechsupport subreddit this year and, as such, it was well worth a revisit. The thread was originally posted to Reddit's r/talesfromtechsupport subreddit by u/Lorix_In_Oz. They shared their story with the title “When a new IT department head steals the prestige e-mail address from…
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Manager Won't Approve Overtime, Tech Starts Leaving Early

This thread was posted to Reddit's r/maliciouscompliance subreddit by Redditor “'I can't approve overtime.' Then I strongly suggest you raise this issue with your boss and get the ability to approve overtime, or this will bite you in the a$$," said MadRocketScientist74. “He was always fighting that battle," responded the original poster. "To his credit, I worked for him 2 years or so after that, and he never questioned my timesheet again. I even have some stories where I helped him overcome oth…
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IT Specialist Automates Entire Job, Does Job in Ten Minutes A Day

This poster claims to have set up a remote workstation for their tech job. And “in about a week” they were able to “write, debug, and perfect a simple script that performed [their] entire job.”
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IT Work Memes For The People Who Keep The World Running

It's due for an update.
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IT Guy Gets Punished For Working Too Hard, Quits On The Spot

What a management style.
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IT guy gets stupid dress code, can't do his job

Absurd Dress Code Makes It So IT Can't Do His Job, Work Piles Up

Gotta love corporate.
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Client tries to screw an employee over by locking them out of the system, and it totally backfires.

Client Tries To Screw Employee Over By Locking Them Out Of System, Totally Backfires

Serves 'em right.
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Incompetence Turns IT's 15 minute Job Into Paid Time Off

Well, coulda gone worse.
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IT Head Steals Coveted Email Address, Can't Handle Responsibility, Gets Canned

Ya can't have it all.
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The Worst Moments of Basic Technological Illiteracy People Witnessed

It gets bad.
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A shady customer cons a front-end developer, and then a glorious pro revenge ensues.

Customer Cons Front-End Developer, Tech Revenge Ensues

Don't mess with the tech gurus.
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Offroad Vehicle Deploys Bonus Fifth Wheel For Extra Boost

It's, like a whole 'nother wheel, man. That just makes it one better than a regular vehicle with four wheels. It doesn't look like that fifth wheel has a whole lot of torque, but nonetheless it seems to work for stabilizing this thing on rocks. Being able to deploy a super special fifth wheel does sound like a fun feature, especially for those of us who mostly just have experience being third wheels.
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Full Tank Of Weird And Unusual Cars For Peculiar Vehicle Enthusaists

Weird and unusual is our middle name
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Guy calls tech support over a password problem, and then the fail only escalates from there.

Guy Calls Tech Support Over Password Problem, The Fail Escalates

You've got to be kidding me.
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Outdated Advice That Just Doesn't Make Sense Anymore

"No mom, knowing cursive will not guarantee me a job."
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